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Grade: 714 Salary Range: $48,297 - $79,664 Annually
Starting Salary: Up to $63,356 annually, Depending on Qualifications and Experience.


This recruitment will establish a civil service list which may be utilized by City Court to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Both the general public and City of Tucson employees are invited to apply for this position. You are encouraged to print this bulletin because it contains important dates and information that will not be available online once this position closes.

Tucson City Court is seeking a detail oriented self-starter who will analyze, design, test, implement and maintain Court related computer software. The successful candidate will be involved in Local and State projects such as Courtroom Automation, the E-Citation Project, Photo Red Light Enforcement, the Fines/Fees and Restitution Program (FARE), and Statistics Refinement. Additionally, the candidate will be involved in the daily Court operations which require I.T. assistance.

  • Designs, develops and programs systems operations.

  • Prepares technical reports and documentation.

  • Makes recommendations to management in the purchasing of I.T. equipment.

  • Writes computer programs in various languages, with emphasis on and

  • Troubleshooting and solving, daily production system problems as they occur.

  • Conducts periodic evaluation to maintain and improve the development and use of court technology.

  • Anticipates and resolve problems judges and other court staff will encounter with the introduction of technology.

  • Works with agencies and organizations to produce or to implement standards for application integration and data exchange, including remote access, electronic reporting and workflow.

  • Provides effective user support for court technology applications, including training, documentation and quality assurance.

  • Works with integrated document and records management technologies used to store, index and retrieve active and archival court records including imaging, document management and electronic filing.

  • Coordinates and facilitates the capturing of verbatim records for court proceedings including audio and video recording, video conferencing, assisted listening devices and evaluates their potential to expedite and improve court processes.

  • Accurately estimates programming task effort estimates and completion dates.

  • Outstanding problem solving and analytical skills are essential.

  • Has the ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, to both technical and non-technical audiences to inform the user community, management and peers of the work being accomplished.

  • Has an understanding of contemporary testing techniques for all levels of testing from unit to regression and the ability to apply them in practice.

  • Can write thorough, concise, complete program specifications to communicate to other programmers the requirements of the program or module to be built or modified.

  • Has an understanding of contemporary programming techniques including object modeling, Structured Query Language (SQL) and the ability to apply them in practice.

  • Actively seeks knowledge of new and developing technologies and how to apply them.

  • Ability to design, code, debug and test computer programs.

  • Three years of experience analyzing, testing, designing, programming and implementing computer based information systems.

  • A Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science or a related field.

  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of this position may be considered.

  • A valid driver's license.

  • Knowledge and experience with MySQL, SQL, HTML, PHP, COBOL, VB6, MSACCESS, CRYSTAL REPORTS, INFORMIX, Windows API, jQuery, AJAX and Microsoft Office.

  • Experience with UNIX, LINUX, VB.NET, ASP.NET, court case management systems, and document imaging software.

This position requires satisfactory criminal background, finger print and reference checks, and may require a Motor Vehicle History Report and Public Records Check. Employment offers are contingent upon successfully passing any of the above requirements.

SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 - SEPTEMBER 26, 2013*
*Deadline has been extended


You must register and then apply online through the City of Tucson's website. If you are new to the City of Tucson job site, an online guide is available by clicking on "Employment Application Frequently Asked Questions" on the main employment page.
After you have registered, log-in and click View Job Openings and apply for this position. The bottom left hand portion of each step will contain a link to Proceed to next step.

Step 1 - Add or Update your Personal information
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Step 3 - Add or Update your Employment Information
Step 4 - Complete the Supplemental Questions

Click on "Submit Application" when you are finished and ready to submit your application.
Once you have submitted the application, you can log back in and update any or all of your information until the closing date.

Applications that do not contain complete education and experience profile information and responses to all supplemental questions will not receive further consideration and will be deemed as an incomplete application. Examination results and current status will be communicated by email so please ensure your browser accepts emails from and check your email account regularly. Failure to respond or follow instructions will result in disqualification.

Those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Oral Board interview. Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List. An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as 20% of your rating for Education and Work Experience and 80% of your rating for the Oral Board.

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call 520-791-4189 at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled evaluation.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List. If you qualify for Veteran or Native American preference points, you must submit your documentation at the Oral Board interviews. For DD 214's, it must be a copy that indicates characterization of service. Click here to read the definitions.

All inquiries should be addressed to the individuals below. Do not send emails to, because this is utilized only for outbound notifications.

Cindy O'Haver, Assistant Court Administrator, (520) 837-3000, email: Cindy.O'
Kathy Brown, Administrative Assistant, (520) 837-3030, email:

JOB CODE: 0750/0913

To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. The City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify Program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. E-Verify, along with the Form I-9, protects jobs for authorized U.S. workers, improves the accuracy of wage and tax reporting, and helps U.S employers maintain a legal workforce.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.